Recent Submissions

  • Complex vegetation responses to soil disturbances in mountain grassland 

    Sebastià, Ma. T.; Puig, Laura (Springer Verlag, 2008)
    We studied vegetation responses to disturbances originated by ants and voles in subalpine grasslands in the Eastern Pyrenees. We compared the effects of these small-scale disturbances with those of a large-scale disturbance ...
  • Grazing as a factor structuring grasslands in the Pyrenees 

    Sebastià, Ma. T.; de Bello, Francesco; Puig, Laura; Taull, Marc (Wiley, 2008)
    Questions: What are the relative roles of abiotic and grazing management factors on plant community distribution in landscapes? How are livestock type and stocking rate related to changes in vegetation structure and ...
  • Biodiversity differences between managed and unmanaged forests: meta-analysis of species richness in Europe 

    Paillet, Yoan; Bergès, Laurent; Hjältén, Joakim; Ódor, Péter; Avon, Catherine; Bernhardt Römermann, Markus; Bijlsma, Rienk-Jan; de Bruyn, Luc; Fuhr, Marc; Grandin, Ulf; Kanka, Robert; Lundin, Lars; Luque, Sandra; Magura, Tibor; Matesanz, Silvia; Mészáros, Ilona; Sebastià, Ma. T.; Schemidt, Wolfgang; Standovár, Tibor; Tóthmérész, Béla; Uotila, Anneli; Valladares, Fernando; Vellak, Kai; Virtanen, Risto (Wiley, 2010)
    Past and present pressures on forest resources have led to a drastic decrease in the surface area of unmanaged forests in Europe. Changes in forest structure, composition, and dynamics inevitably lead to changes in the ...
  • Grazing effects on the species-area relationship: Variation along a climatic gradient in NE Spain 

    de Bello, Francesco; Leps, Jan; Sebastià, Ma. T. (Wiley, 2007)
    Questions: Does grazing have the same effect on plant species richness at different spatial scales? Does the effect of spatial scale vary under different climatic conditions and vegetation types? Does the slope of the ...
  • Compromises in data selection in a meta-analysis of biodiversity in managed and unmanaged forests: response to Halme et al. 

    Paillet, Yoan; Bergès, Laurent; Hjältén, Joakim; Ódor, Péter; Avon, Catherine; Bernhardt Römermann, Markus; Bijlsma, Rienk-Jan; de Bruyn, Luc; Fuhr, Marc; Grandin, Ulf; Kanka, Robert; Lundin, Lars; Luque, Sandra; Magura, Tibor; Matesanz, Silvia; Mészáros, Ilona; Sebastià, Ma. T.; Schemidt, Wolfgang; Standovár, Tibor; Tóthmérész, Béla; Uotila, Anneli; Valladares, Fernando; Vellak, Kai; Virtanen, Risto (Wiley, 2010)
  • Soil organic carbon storage in mountain grasslands of the Pyrenees: effects of climate and topography 

    Garcia-Pausas, Jordi; Casals, Pere; Huguet, Carme; Sebastià, Ma. T.; Thompson, Roy; Romanyà, Joan; Camarero, Lluís (Springer Verlag, 2007)
    The prediction of soil C stocks across the landscape has been increasingly studied in many areas of the world. Soil organic C storage in mountain areas is highly heterogeneous, mainly as a result of local-scale variability ...
  • Growth environment but not seed position on the parent plant affect seed germination of two Thlaspi arvense L. populations 

    Gesch, Russell W.; Royo-Esnal, Aritz; Edo-Tena, E.; Recasens i Guinjuan, Jordi; Isbell, T.A.; Forcella, Frank (Elsevier, 2016)
    Thlaspi arvense L is a common weed found in most temperate regions throughout the world that also shows excellent potential for domestication as an oilseed crop. The complexity of T. arvense seed dormancy presently makes ...
  • Relationships between volatile production, fruit quality, and sensory evaluation in granny smith apples stored in different controlled-atmosphere treatments by means of multivariate analysis 

    Lavilla, T.; Puy Llorens, Jaume; Recasens Guinjuan, Inmaculada; Vendrell, M.; López Fructuoso, Mª Luisa (American Chemical Society, 1999)
    Aroma compounds, quality parameters, and sensory evaluation of Granny Smith apples were analyzed after 3, 5, and 7 months of cold storage in three controlled-atmosphere (CA) treatments, in which oxygen and carbon dioxide ...
  • Evenness drives consistent diversity effects in intensive grassland systems across 28 European sites 

    Kirwan, L.; Lüscher, A.; Sebastià, Ma. T.; Finn, J.A.; Collins, R.P.; Porqueddu, C.; Helgadottir, A.; Baadshaug, O. H; Brophy, C.; Coran, C.; Dalmannsdóttir, S.; Delgado, I.; Elgersma, A.; Fothergill, M.; Frankow-Lindberg, B.E.; Golinski, P.; Grieu, P.; Gustavsson, A. M.; Höglind, M.; Huguenin- Elie, O.; Iliadis, C.; Jorgensen, M.; Kadzuliene, Z.; Karyotis, T.; Lunnan, T.; Malengier, M.; Maltoni, S.; Meyer, V.; Nyfeler, D.; Nykanen-Kurki, P.; Parente, J.; Smit, H.J.; Thumm, U.; Connolly, J. (Wiley, 2007)
    Ecological and agronomic research suggests that increased crop diversity in species-poor intensive systems may improve their provision of ecosystem services. Such general predictions can have critical importance for worldwide ...
  • Plant guilds drive biomass response to global warming and water availability in subalpine grassland 

    Sebastià, Ma. T. (Wiley, 2007)
    1. The consequences of global warming and changes in resource availability were investigated in subalpine grasslands in the Pyrenees. These communities are considered to be especially vulnerable to climate change because ...
  • Seasonal patterns of belowground biomass and productivity in mountain grasslands in the Pyrenees 

    Garcia i Pausas, Jordi; Casals, Pere; Romanyà i Socoró, Joan; Vallecillo Rodríguez, Sara; Sebastià, Ma. T. (Springer Verlag, 2011)
    Given the importance of root dynamics for soil C storage, the aim of this study was to analyze first the seasonal dynamics of belowground productivity and then the short-term effects of grazing exclosure on root dynamics ...
  • Harvester ant (Messor barbarus (L.)) density as related to soil properties, topography and management in semi-arid cereals 

    Baraibar Padró, Bàrbara; Torra Farré, Joel; Westerman, Paula Renate (Elsevier, 2011)
    Harvester ants are important weed seed predators in semi-arid cereal fields. Densities of harvester ants vary considerably across fields and so do concomitant weed seed predation rates, however, causes for variability are ...
  • Assessing yield losses caused by the harvester ant Messor barbarus (L.) in winter cereals 

    Baraibar Padró, Bàrbara; Ledesma, Raquel; Royo-Esnal, Aritz; Westerman, Paula Renate (Elsevier, 2011)
    Harvester ants from the species Messor barbarus (L.) are important seed predators in semi-arid cereal fields of NE Spain, and can contribute substantially to weed control. However, occasionally they harvest newly sown crop ...
  • Modeling moisture content in shrubs to predict fire risk in Catalonia (Spain) 

    Castro, F.X.; Tudela, A.; Sebastià, Ma. T. (Elsevier, 2003)
    We measured the moisture content in small branches and leaves of Cistus monspeliensis in four Mediterranean locations of Catalonia (Spain), from 1998 to 2000. The moisture of the measured fraction is also known as live ...
  • 21st century climate change threatens mountain flora unequally across Europe 

    Engler, Robin; Randin, Christophe F.; Thuiller, Wilfried; Dullinger, Stefan; Zimmermann, Niklaus E.; Araújo, Miguel B.; Pearman, Peter B.; Le Lay, Gwenaëlle; Piedallu, Christian; Albert, Cécile H.; Choler, Philippe; Coldea, Gheorghe; de Lamo, Xavier; Dirnböck, Thomas; Gégout, Jean-Claude; Gómez García, Daniel; Grytnes, John Arvid; Heegaard, Einar; Hoistad, Fride; Nogués Bravo, David; Normand, Signe; Puscas, Mihai; Sebastià, Ma. T.; Stanisci, Angela; Theurillat, Jean-Paul; Trivedi, Mandar R.; Vittoz, Pascal; Guisan, Antoine (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2011)
    Continental-scale assessments of 21st century global impacts of climate change on biodiversity have forecasted range contractions for many species. These coarse resolution studies are, however, of limited relevance for ...
  • Partitioning of functional diversity reveals the scale and extent of trait convergence and divergence 

    de Bello, Francesco; Wilfried, Thuiller; Jan, Leps; Choler, Philippe; Clément, Jean-Christophe; Macek, Petr; Lavorel, Sandra; Sebastià, Ma. T. (Wiley, 2009)
    Questions: Trait differentiation among species occurs at different spatial scales within a region. How does the partitioning of functional diversity help to identify different community assembly mechanisms? Location: ...
  • An improved model to predict the effects of changing biodiversity levels on ecosystem function 

    Connolly, John; Bell, Thomas; Bolger, Thomas; Brophy, Caroline; Carnus, Timothee; Finn, John A.; Kirwan, Laura; Isbell, Forest; Levine, Jonathan; Lüscher, Andreas; Picasso, Valentin; Roscher, Christiane; Sebastià, Ma. T.; Suter, Matthias; Weigelt, Alexandra (Wiley, 2013)
    The development of models of the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem function (BEF) has advanced rapidly over the last 20 years, incorporating insights gained through extensive experimental work. We propose ...
  • Ecosystem function enhanced by combining four functional types of plant species in intensively managed grassland mixtures: a 3-year continental-scale field experiment 

    Finn, John A.; Kirwan, Laura; Connolly, John; Sebastià, Ma. T.; Helgadottir, Aslaug; Baadshaug, Ole H.; Bélanger, Gilles; Black, Alistair; Brophy, Caroline; Collins, Rosemary P.; Cop, Jure; Dalmannsdóttir, Sigridur; Delgado, Ignacio; Elgersma, Anjo; Fothergill, Michael; Frankow Lindberg, Bodil E.; Ghesquiere, An; Golinska, Barbara; Golinski, Piotr; Grieu, Philippe; Gustavsson, Anne-Maj; Höglind, Mats; Huguenin-Elie, Olivier; Jørgensen, Marit; Kadziuliene, Zydre; Kurki, Päivi; Llurba, Rosa; Lunnan, Tor; Porqueddu, Claudio; Suter, Matthias; Thumm, Ulrich; Lüscher, Andreas (Wiley online library, 2013)
    A coordinated continental-scale field experiment across 31 sites was used to compare the biomass yield of monocultures and four species mixtures associated with intensively managed agricultural grassland systems. To increase ...
  • Evolución de la biomasa de los grupos taxonómicos y funcionales de plantas en comunidades pascícolas pirenaicas 

    Sebastià, Ma. T.; Canals, Rosa M. (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 1992)
    Analizamos las estrategias de desarrollo de los principales grupos funcionales de plantas de algunos pastos subalpinos pirenaicos (gramíneas, otras graminoides, leguminosas, otras no graminoides) a lo largo del periodo ...
  • Performance and environmental impact of biodegradable polymers as agricultural mulching films 

    Touchaleaume, François; Martin-Closas, Lluis; Angellier Coussy, Hélène; Chevillard, Anne; Cesar, Guy; Gontard, Nathalie; Gastaldi, Emmanuelle (Elsevier, 2016)
    In the aim of resolving environmental key issues such as irreversible soil pollution by non-biodegradable and non-recoverable polyethylene (PE) fragments, a full-scale field experiment was set up to evaluate the suitability ...

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